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Ambassador Harper at the Power of Empowered Women Event

Human Rights Council 26th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador Keith Harper, U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council

2014-06-12

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council First let me start by congratulating this panel. I can see the energy in this room and it... Read More

Ending Child Labor

USAID blog

Senior Specialist for Labor and Employment Rights, USAID, Bama Athreya

2014-06-12

Global social movements have proven we can end child labor. An ambitious social movement to eradicate child labor globally came together two decades ago – and has enjoyed unprecedented success.... Read More

U.S. Condemns Sudanese Conviction and Continued Imprisonment of Meriam Ishag

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-06-12

The United States remains deeply concerned about the conviction and continued imprisonment of Ms. Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag. Sudan’s journey has long been a struggle, and back when I was... Read More

U.S.-Azerbaijan Relations: The Democracy and Human Rights Dimension

Written Testimony to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission)

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Thomas O. Melia

2014-06-11

AS PREPARED Mr. Chairman, Members of the Commission, thank you for inviting me to speak to you today about the democracy and human rights dimension of U.S.-Azerbaijan relations in advance... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Election of Sam Kutesa as President of the United Nations General Assembly

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-06-11

It is fitting that it is Africa’s turn to nominate a President for the upcoming 69th General Assembly session in a year in which the Assembly will make important decisions... Read More

Readout of the Vice President's Calls with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Office of the First Lady

The White House

2014-06-11

The Vice President spoke both yesterday and again today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko regarding the security situation in eastern Ukraine, where militants coming from Russian territory have taken control... Read More

Empowering Women, Ending Violence

DipNote blog

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine Russell; British Ambassador to the U.S., Sir Peter Westmacott

2014-06-11

  The horrific abduction of more than 200 innocent Nigerian schoolgirls has, rightly, shocked the conscience of the world. It also serves as a harsh reminder of the violence women... Read More

U.S. Statement on Health and Human Rights and Business

Human Rights Council 26th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council

2014-06-11

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Clustered Interactive Dialogue on Health and Human Rights and Business Delivered by Natalya Scimeca Special Rapporteur on the... Read More

Ambassador Harper Opening Statement of the 26th Human Rights Council

U.S. Mission to the UN - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Keith Harper

2014-06-10

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Good morning.  As you may know, I was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Human Rights Council... Read More

Remarks before the 103rd Session of the International Labor Conference

U.S. Department of Labor- Washington, D.C.

Deputy Undersecretary for Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Carol Pier

2014-06-10

AS DELIVERED It is my pleasure to represent the United States Government at the 103rd Session of the International Labor Conference.  On behalf of our Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez,... Read More

Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

DipNote blog

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Sarah Sewall

2014-06-10

This week, I will attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London. This summit is expected to be the largest-ever gathering on sexual violence in conflict,... Read More

Notice -- Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Belarus

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-06-10

NOTICE - - - - - - - CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE ACTIONS AND POLICIES OF CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF BELARUS AND OTHER... Read More

Message to the Congress -- Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Belarus

The White House

2014-06-10

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days... Read More

Ambassador Harper Remarks at Syria Side Event

U.S. Mission to the UN - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Keith Harper

2014-06-10

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council I want to thank France, Qatar and Turkey for convening this important meeting today.  I will join all... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to Georgia

Office of the Vice President

The White House

2014-06-07

The United States is a strong supporter of Georgia's democratic and economic development, as well as of its efforts to enhance security and resist external pressure. In support of these... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to Moldova

Office of the Vice President

The White House

2014-06-07

Moldova has worked hard to build democratic institutions and a prosperous economy, as well as to ensure its sovereignty and security. The United States has provided assistance to Moldova in... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to Ukraine

Office of the Vice President

2014-06-07

The United States is committed to supporting Ukraine's democratic reforms, economic development, and sovereignty and territorial integrity. Following Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s discussions with President Obama on June 4 in... Read More

Wrocław Global Forum Video, Day 2

Wrocław, Poland

Listen to the conversation from the Wrocław Global Forum.

2014-06-06

Video from Day 2 of the Wrocław Global Forum on Saturday, June 7, 2014. For the full agenda, please see the Wrocław Global Forum website.   Saturday, June 7, 2014... Read More

Detention of Human Rights Lawyer and Journalist in Swaziland

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-06-06

The United States is deeply concerned by the continued detention of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and journalist Bheki Makhubu in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Maseko and Makhubu were first... Read More

Secretary Kerry with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before their Meeting

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-06-05

SECRETARY KERRY: Let me just say that it’s a pleasure for me to be able to welcome Foreign Minister Lavrov so that we have an opportunity to be able to... Read More



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